England vs India 2nd Test Day-1 Stats Review: KL Rahul becomes 10th Indian player to score a century at Lord's and much more

Last Indian opener before KL Rahul to score a century at Lord's was Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, who achieved the feat in 1990.

Sudharshan SridharanAuthor

Updated - 13 August 2021 03:00 PM

KL Rahul

India dominated the Day-1 of 2nd Test match against England with the help of Rohit Sharma's fabulous knock of 83 runs and KL Rahul's classy unbeaten century. India ended Day-1 with a total of 276/3 at the end of 90 overs. James Anderson scalped two wickets from the England bowling attack while Ollie Robinson picked the key wicket of Virat Kohli. Despite the tough batting conditions, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma batted superbly to put India on top. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma created lot of records with their terrific knocks. Let us have a look at some of the milestones achieved by the duo.

Numbers and Stats from Eng vs Ind 2nd Test, Day-1 :

8 - Virat Kohli has lost all the 8 tosses in Test Cricket on England soil that he has played (5 vs Eng in 2018 series, WTC Finals & 2 Test matches vs Eng in 2021).

Most Tosses lost in Test Cricket on Eng Soil by a Visiting Captain :

Allan Border - 11
Joe Darling - 10
Virat Kohli - 8
Ricky Ponting - 8
Don Bradman - 8

83 - Rohit Sharma's 83 (145) is his highest Test score outside India. His previous highest score outside home before this was 79 (132) vs SL at P Sara Oval, Colombo Stadium.

6 - Rohit Sharma & KL Rahul became only the 6th Indian Opening pair to have a 100+ run partnership on England soil.

Indian Opening Pair with 100+ run partnership on England Soil:

Vijay Merchant & Syed Mushtaq Ali (Twice)
Vinoo Mankad & Pankaj Roy
Farokh Engineer & Sunil Gavaskar
Chetan Chauhan & Sunil Gavaskar (Twice)
Wasim Jaffer & Dinesh Karthik
Rohit Sharma & KL Rahul

2010 - Last opening pair to record a 100+ run partnership in SENA conditions before Rohit Sharma & KL Rahul pair was Sehwag & Gambhir in Centurion, Dec 2010. After more than 10 years we saw another opening pair (Rohit Sharma & KL Rahul) record a 100+ run partnership in SENA conditions.

10 - KL Rahul became 10th Indian player to record century at Lord's. Also. he is only the 3rd Indian opener to score a century at Lord's. Last Indian Opening batsman before KL Rahul to score a century in England, Lords Ground was Ravi Shastri in 1990.

30 - James Anderson has picked 30 Test wickets against India at Lord's.

Most Test wickets against India on a particular ground:

James Anderson - 30 in England, Lords Ground
Muttiah Muralitharan - 29 in Sri Lanka, SSC Colombo Ground
Nathan Lyon - 26 in Australia, Adelaide Oval Ground

5 - KL Rahul has become only the 5th Indian opener to smash two Test centuries on England Soil.

Indian Openers with Two Test Centuries on England Soil :

Vijay Merchant
Sunil Gavaskar
Ravi Shastri
Rahul Dravid
KL Rahul


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